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Adam Hollingsworth, a former federal prosecutor, represents companies and individuals in government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and cybersecurity matters. He has broad experience defending clients in significant matters and has guided clients through every stage of government investigations.

As an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), he prosecuted investment and securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, bribery, public corruption, embezzlement, identity theft, criminal tax violations, immigration fraud, firearms, and narcotics cases.

Among his trial victories as an AUSA, Adam successfully convicted a politician who accepted bribes for attempting to influence criminal investigations; convicted four defendants who defrauded 500 investors in a medical device fraud scheme; and convicted the owner of a construction company who paid kickbacks in exchange for millions in false invoices. He also prosecuted a former Cleveland Browns football player who stole charitable donations from a nonprofit organization, and he prosecuted the largest indictment in the history of the Northern District of Ohio, securing a guilty plea from all 72 defendants.

Adam has also served in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where he enforced fair housing, anti-hate crime, and disability rights laws, negotiating a landmark settlement agreement that made iTunes accessible to blind customers.

Adam maintains an active pro bono practice, including assisting detained women seeking political asylum as part of Jones Day's Border Project; leading an Ohio team as part of Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force; co-leading a project investigating allegations of police misconduct in Minneapolis; and teaching 3Rs in Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) high schools.


  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Meridian Bioscience agrees to be acquired by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners in $1.53 billion all-cash transactionJones Day advised Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in its $1.53 billion all-cash acquisition by SD Biosensor and SJL Partners.
  • Cintas completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cintas Corporation, a leading provider of uniform rental and facility services and first aid and safety services, in connection with the registered offering by Cintas Corporation No. 2, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Senior Notes due 2025 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents establishes at-the-market equity program for sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.Jones Day represented a KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a premier commercial real estate company located in Hawaii and owner of the largest grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping center portfolio in the state.
  • FirstEnergy reaches agreement to resolve Department of Justice investigationJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., an Akron, Ohio-based public utility holding company, in connection with negotiating a Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA") with the DOJ to resolve the DOJ's investigation into FirstEnergy.
  • Montauk Renewables completes IPO and dual listing in United States and South AfricaJones Day represented Montauk Renewables, Inc. in connection with its domestic initial public offering of Common Stock with a U.S. primary listing (Nasdaq: MNTK) and South African secondary listing (JSE: MKR).
  • Transtar Holding Company sells company to Blue Point Capital PartnersJones Day advised Transtar Holding Company, a portfolio of industry-leading automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses with a focus on high-quality products and unmatched customer service, in the sale of majority ownership to Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • Athersys completes $57.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Athersys, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel and proprietary best-in-class therapies designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life, in connection with the $57.6 million underwritten public offering of 25,587,500 shares of Common Stock.
  • Life sciences company resolves FCPA issues with DOJ and SECJones Day represented a publicly traded life sciences company in an internal investigation and resulting self-disclosure to the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") involving alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") violations arising out of the company's China operations.
  • SITE Centers completes $195 million registered public offeringJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, in connection with its $197.5 million registered public offering of 13,255,000 Common Shares.
  • Global energy equipment manufacturer conducts internal investigation into trade secret theft in Latin America and ChinaJones Day helped a global energy equipment manufacturer investigate allegations of trade secret theft in its Latin America and China operations.
  • Publicly traded manufacturing company obtains complete declination by SEC after multi-year investigationJones Day represented a Nasdaq listed manufacturing company in the automobile industry in an investigation by the SEC's Enforcement Division Staff.
  • Plurimi wins dismissal of federal litigation surrounding revolving credit agreement for lack of jurisdictionJones Day represented Plurimi Investment Managers LLP, a British investment firm, in a federal court action alleging that Plurimi had breached a revolving credit agreement with an Ohio company.
    • July 15, 2019
      Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection: Best Practices for In-House Counsel
    • April 11, 2019
      The Board's Role in Cyber Risk Oversight: Jones Day 2019 Directors’ Summit
    • April 10, 2019
      Ethical Issues in Criminal Prosecution and Defense, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • April 3, 2019
      Responding To A Raid: What To Do When The Government Arrives With A Search Warrant
    • March 12, 2019
      Cybersecurity and Privacy
    • Janauary 2019
      Overview of Opioid Investigations and Litigation
    • November 27, 2018
      Cybercrime Update 2018, Jones Day Cleveland CLE Academy
    • November 16, 2018
      SEC Enforcement Update - 2018 Trends and Results
    • May 18, 2018
      Views from the Defense U.S. Attorney's Office White Collar Crime Conference Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
    • April 26,2018
      The Collision of Industry & Tech: What In-House Counsel Need to Know Regarding the Implications for Dealmaking
    • February 27, 2018
      Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Protection
    • November 29, 2017
      Insider Trading: Legal Framework & Recent Developments
    • November 28, 2017
      Anti-Corruption: Assessing and Addressing Global FCPA Risks
    • November 16, 2017
      Donnelley Financial Solutions SEC Hot Topics Institute: SEC Enforcement